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Ketchikan, Alaska: Thundering Wings

Large cedar wood bald eagle, posed as if diving, painted with Tlingit native icons. Named "Thundering Wings" by carver Nathan Jackson in 1993, who then replaced it with a near-identical eagle in 2016. Locals joke that its upraised butt faces rival city Juneau.

301 Front St., Ketchikan, AK
Downtown, in a tiny park next to the cruise ship dock, at the intersection of Front and Water Sts.
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Thundering Wings

Eagle with totem wings and [dive bomber] fighter pilot traits

[ProperNomad, 06/05/2024]

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